• UK Promotion a Big Success for U.S. Rice

    Apr 29, 2016
    Earlier this month, U.S. rice brand Peacock Easy Cook Rice, from S&B Herba Foods, was featured at a Trade Day promotion conducted at Wanis, one of the UK's largest international foods wholesalers that caters to the country's growing Afro-Caribbean market.
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  • U.S., Taiwan Hold First Rice Technical Meeting

    Apr 28, 2016
    The Taiwanese government’s Agriculture and Food Agency (AFA) hosted a U.S. rice industry delegation Thursday for the inaugural joint technical meeting. "We are pleased to be in Taiwan and appreciate AFA'S support for this meeting," said Alex Balafoutus, chair of the U.S. delegation and vice president at PGP International in Woodland, California.
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  • Lucky U.S. Long Grain Rice Brand Launches in UK

    Apr 27, 2016
    A new U.S. long grain rice brand, called ‘Double 8,’ has launched in the UK initially in the Chinese wholesaler chain, Wing Yip. With four main stores across the UK selling more than 4,500 products, Wing Yip caters specifically to the sizeable Chinese/Asian communities here. Double 8 was developed by Riceworks, a UK company that sells quality rice products with a strong commitment to U.S. grown rice.
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  • Chairman Brantley’s Message on Cuba Reaches “The Hill”

    Apr 27, 2016
    This morning’s edition of The Hill, a prominent print and online news source utilized by Congressional offices and other politic-centric organizations, featured an op-ed penned by USA Rice Chairman Dow Brantley.
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  • USA Rice Checks In with Korea Market

    Apr 26, 2016
    USA Rice met with several key rice groups yesterday to review the Korean market, promotion activities, and long-term market access.
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  • USDA Grants $332 Million for Conservation Easements

    Apr 26, 2016
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide $332 million in financial and technical assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) accepts ACEP applications on a rolling basis, but to receive funding in fiscal year 2015 you must submit by May 15, 2015.
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  • USA Rice Touts Sustainability Record at SIAL Canada

    Apr 25, 2016
    The 13th edition of SIAL Canada, the North American food innovation exhibition, was held here this month attracting more than 15,000 visitors. USA Rice participated in this trade show that showcased 850 exhibitors from 60 countries through the U.S. Sustainability Alliance (USSA).
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  • USA Rice Conducts Promotions in Superstores throughout Turkey

    Apr 22, 2016
    Following last year's successful promotions here, USA Rice again teamed up with CarrefourSA, a major hypermarket chain with more than 756 stores throughout the country, to organize events to promote U.S. rice brands and increase sales of U.S. rice.
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  • 2016 Rice Awards Application Open

    Apr 22, 2016
    USA Rice, in conjunction with Horizon Ag and Rice Farming magazine, is seeking nominations for the 2016 Rice Awards to recognize rice leaders who exemplify dedication, determination, and innovation to the industry.
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  • Rice Now Kosher for Passover

    Apr 21, 2016
    Kosher dietary laws are pretty strict, dictating what observant Jews are allowed to eat and what they are not, and they get even stricter during Passover, the annual weeklong Jewish holiday that commemorates the Jews’ flight from Egypt and features two ceremonial feasts, or “seders.” (By the way, one of the most famous Passover seders of all time is also known as the Last Supper.)
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